Woman accused of helping former Lauderdale Co. Corrections Deputy smuggle drugs into jail arrested

Published: Oct. 29, 2021 at 5:55 PM CDT
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LAUDERDALE CO., Ala. (WAFF) - UPDATE: A woman was arrested on warrants in connection to an investigation into drug activity involving a former Lauderdale County Corrections Deputy.

According to Lt. Joe Hamilton with the Lauderdale County Sheriff’s Department, Cynthia Dawn Butler is accused of helping former Corrections Deputy Matthew Moran smuggle drugs into the Lauderdale County Jail.

Butler allegedly delivered and dropped off drugs to a vehicle in the jail parking lot, according to the sheriff’s office. She has been charged with three counts of distribution of a controlled substance and is currently being held on a $90,000 bond.

ORIGINAL: Lauderdale County Corrections Deputy accused of bringing meth into the jail arrested on drug charges

A Lauderdale County Corrections Deputy accused of bringing contraband into the jail was arrested on Friday, Oct. 29.

According to deputies, 20-year-old Corrections Deputy Matthew Moran is arrested and faces charges related to controlled substances. Deputy Moran has been employed with Lauderdale County’s Office for one year.

The arrest comes after a two-week investigation on allegations he was bringing contraband into the Lauderdale County Detention Center. At the time of his arrest, a package, which Moran was to deliver to inmates at the detention center, was confiscated by a deputy. The package contained crystal meth, according to LCSO.

Moran is charged with Attempt to Commit a Controlled Substance Crime, Distribution of a Controlled Substance and Promoting Prison Contraband.

Matthew Moran
Matthew Moran(Lauderdale County Sheriff's Office)

Deputies say other arrests related to this incident are expected in the coming days

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